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felucca


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Felucca  \Fe*luc"ca\,  n.  [It.  feluca  (cf.  Sp  faluca  Pg  falua), 
  fr  Ar  fulk  ship,  or  harr[=a]qah  a  sort  of  ship.]  (Naut.) 
  A  small  swift-sailing  vessel,  propelled  by  oars  and  lateen 
  sails,  --  once  common  in  the  Mediterranean. 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  it  is  constructed  so  that  the  helm  may  be 
  used  at  either  end 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  felucca 
  n  :  a  fast  narrow  sailing  ship  of  the  Mediterranean 




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